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  •  What happened to the good ole (0+ / 0-)

    days in the early 90s when Andrus had a well-oiled Democratic machine and Democrats were competitive in statewide elections and legislature races?

    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread". -Alexnader Pope

    by ArkDem14 on Tue May 25, 2010 at 05:04:42 PM PDT

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    •  Cece was always (1+ / 0-)
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      a bit of a one-man band. The well-oiled machine slowly broke down through the 80s after right to work passed and we lost a lot of labor. Andrus was Andrus, and had the force of personality and history in the state to come back and win, but didn't really have long coattails.

      Then came 1994 completely decimated the Dems. It was a near total wipeout, with just a handful of legislators hanging on, and only one statewide official, the incumbent state auditor.

      The state party just never really recovered after that.

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